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Unusual frame 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:04 am   Subject: Unusual frame
gitane15
 
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The forum has been very quiet lately. So let me post some pictures of a frame that came up on sale here in France, in LBC. I have no connection with the owner and no interest to buy it, but it picked ...
 
Reynolds Frame ID 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:19 am   Subject: Reynolds Frame ID
gitane15
 
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There is this palette of Gitane colors I saw somewhere, but I don't know what years they correspond to and if complete. Not all colors were used on all models.

https://s32.postimg.org/pfx3djrb5/nua ...
 
Reynolds Frame ID 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:00 am   Subject: Reynolds Frame ID
gitane15
 
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There is this Gitane full Reynolds frame on sale on LBC (in France) and the seller claims it has Campagnolo headset and bottom bracket. The combination of this late-70's green color and decals with th ...
 
Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:33 am   Subject: Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde
gitane15
 
Replies: 11
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After a few months of riding and adjusting the bike, I put some finishing touches to it and posted (lots of) pictures here:

http://www.gitaneusa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17691
 
1975 Champion du Monde 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:14 am   Subject: 1975 Champion du Monde
gitane15
 
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Here's the specifications and pictures of my restored Champion du Monde believed to be from 1975:

Frame size 56/57 with BCM lugs 73
Reynolds 531 tubes/fork/stays with Huret dropouts
Stronglight ...
 
1976 Racer for children 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:34 am   Subject: 1976 Racer for children
gitane15
 
Replies: 2
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Finally finished the bike for summertime Wink Here's the specs and pictures:

http://www.gitaneusa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3006
 
1976 Gitane Racer 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:26 am   Subject: 1976 Gitane Racer
gitane15
 
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This is a junior 10-speed that I recently restored for my children. I believe it's a 1976 Gitane Racer model 3454, and these are the specs:

Frame size 49/51, BCM lugs 72, straight gauge tubes (sea ...
 
Helyett 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:11 pm   Subject: Helyett
gitane15
 
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I see from time to time classic Gitanes with Huret honeycomb dropouts branded as Helyett, a company that Gitane bought in the 60's.

Do you know if these are commemorative models of some sort offer ...
 
Gitane Interclub(?) worth the time and effort? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:54 am   Subject: Gitane Interclub(?) worth the time and effort?
gitane15
 
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The bike is somewhere between 1974 and 1977. The year is sometimes stamped on the components, like the Mafac brakes, the derailleur, or the hubs, although these may have been replaced at some point.
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Gitane Interclub(?) worth the time and effort? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:24 am   Subject: Gitane Interclub(?) worth the time and effort?
gitane15
 
Replies: 4
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Hello Dan and welcome to the forum. Your bike does not look like an Interclub. It does not have the honeycomb dropouts, and the cranks are in steel and not alloy Stronglight.

It's a lower-end bike ...
 
Looking for info on a '74 (?) Gitane Tandem with 531 tubing 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:35 am   Subject: Looking for info on a '74 (?) Gitane Tandem with 531 tubing
gitane15
 
Replies: 1
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Welcome to the forum. It is a very nice tandem you got.

The 1978 catalog shows two Reynolds tandems, a mixte (called Transalp) and a mens (called Audax). They're spec'ed with TA Specialites cranks ...
 
1976 Racer for children 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:48 am   Subject: 1976 Racer for children
gitane15
 
Replies: 2
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Here's some little challenges when upgrading junior bike components. While replacing the Weinmann 730 brakes with Mafac, I noticed that the vertical bracket of the latter is not wide enough. The bridg ...
 
1976 Racer for children 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:30 am   Subject: 1976 Racer for children
gitane15
 
Replies: 2
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Here's a junior Gitane (24" - 600A) that I'm currently restoring for my kids. The frame size is 49 and the top tube is 51. It has 10 speeds and no mudguards/dynamo, so it looks like the model RAC ...
 
Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:56 am   Subject: Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde
gitane15
 
Replies: 11
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Finally put the bike together. It's an all-French assembly:

Stronglight P3 steering
Stronglight 99 triple crankset (36/45/52)
Atom 66 freewheel (16-22)
SRAM chain
Lyotard 460D pedals
Mafac Rac ...
 
Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:49 am   Subject: Restoring a 75 Champion du Monde
gitane15
 
Replies: 11
Views: 30326
Thanks. I bought the Philippe stem and bars on eBay, and it's possible they were mounted on a PX10 before. I think that's what the seller was advertising. They are solid, light, in good shape, and wer ...
 
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